I use to want a golden retriever. Nowadays, the looks just don't do it for me. Its interesting, but when I was younger I use to prefer long hair dogs to smooth hair dogs. Now it is the opposite, starting with my love of the pit bull. I use to want a Great Dane but the short life span scared me off for good. Shar Pei's were high on my list but the high amount of health problems made me not want to risk it.